Jupiter Asset Management appoints Huw Davies as Assistant Fund Manager

10/24/2021

Davies named as an Assistant Fund Manager to the firm's Strategic Absolute Return Bond Fund, with immediate effect

Alternative asset manager, Jupiter AM have announced the appointment of Huw Davies (pictured) as Assistant Fund Manager
Alternative asset manager, Jupiter AM have announced the appointment of Huw Davies (pictured) as Assistant Fund Manager
  • Davies will now report directly into Mark Nash, Head of Fixed Income Alternatives, and will work alongside Assistant Fund Manager James Novotny
  • With this appointment, the company seeks to strengthen the resources dedicated to its alternative fixed income offering
  • Jupiter has also announced the promotion of Matthew Morgan to Investment Director, Fixed Income and Multi-Asset

October 24, 2021 -- Jupiter Asset Management has strengthened its Strategic Absolute Return Bond (SARB) team with the appointment of Huw Davies as Assistant Fund Manager of Fixed Income. Davies joined the firm in the summer of 2020 following the company's acquisition of Merian Global Investors, where he started his previous role as Investment Director of Fixed Income in the same team. 

The appointment of Davies comes after Jupiter AM in February acquired Merian Global Investors and its sub-funds for a reported fee of roughly £370m
The appointment of Davies comes after Jupiter AM in February acquired Merian Global Investors and its sub-funds for a reported fee of roughly £370m

In a press release, the alternative asset manager has explained that Davies will now report directly into Mark Nash, Head of Fixed Income Alternatives, and will work alongside Assistant Fund Manager James Novotny, strengthening the resource dedicated to Jupiter's alternative fixed income offering.

Following the Merian acquisition, the team's flagship portfolio, the Jupiter Strategic Absolute Return Bond (ICVC) fund, has been incorporated into the firm's offering. This vehicle looks to deliver positive total returns uncorrelated to bond and equity market conditions, with stable levels of volatility. Powered by its flexible approach to navigating volatile fixed income markets, the fund has delivered 18.23% over three years and 20.4% over five. The fund is Jupiter's first footprint in the alternative fixed income space and has added a new dimension to the its existing Alternatives business.

In addition to Davies' appointment, the company has also announced that it is strengthening the client-facing support offered to its flagship fixed income strategy with the promotion of Matthew Morgan to Investment Director, Fixed Income and Multi-Asset. Having joined Jupiter in 2019 as Product Specialist on its Multi-Asset strategy, in his new position he will co-ordinate the activities of the team of Investment Directors across the company's £15.3 billion Fixed Income and £1.1 billion Multi-Asset ranges, leading a growing team of strategy specialists.

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